Wave Farm Newsroom

The Wave Farm Newsroom archives our organizational monthly email announcements. The WGXC Newsroom features extensive daily community news specific to New York's Upper Hudson Valley region.

Thursday

Dec

21

10:50 pm

Radio News: Norway turns off state radio and pirates emerge

Dec 21, 2017 10:50 pm • Tom Roe

Paul Riismandel at Radio Survivor reports that while social media feeds that many people saw recently suggest Norway is shutting down its FM radio band, that is decidedly not the case. The government...

Wednesday

Dec

20

10:50 pm

Radio News: Defying most scientists, California warns about phone radiation

Dec 20, 2017 10:50 pm • Tom Roe

Gabriel Bell at Slate rounds up scientific opinion on the dangers of radio frequency radiation. The Federal Drug Administration, the World Health Organization, the Centers for Disease Control, the May...

Tuesday

Dec

19

10:50 pm

Radio News: Republicans have a new version of net neutrality

Dec 19, 2017 10:50 pm • Tom Roe

Ars Technica reports that now that the Federal Communications Commission has killed off net neutrality, Republicans in Congress are readying a replacement. And while the "Open Internet Preservation Ac...

Monday

Dec

18

10:50 pm

Radio News: MPR changes Prairie Home radio show name

Dec 18, 2017 10:50 pm • Staff

The "A Prairie Home Companion" radio show announced Dec. 16 that it changed its name to "Live From Here" after former host Garrison Keillor was forced off Minnesota Public Radio after a sexual miscond...

Wednesday

Dec

13

10:50 pm

Radio News: Transmissions on Puerto Rico still intermittent

Dec 13, 2017 10:50 pm • Tom Roe

As of Dec. 13, the Federal Communications Commission reports that 17.6 percent of cell phone service is still out in Puerto Rico, since Hurricane Maria hit the island in late September. In the Virgin...

Tuesday

Dec

12

10:50 pm

Radio News: Main Studio Rules ends Jan. 8

Dec 12, 2017 10:50 pm • Staff

The Communications Law blog reports that it is official. AM, FM, and broadcast television stations no longer have to have a studio in the area where they broadcast, as of Jan. 8, 2018. In October the...

Monday

Dec

11

10:50 pm

Radio News: FCC Chairman Ajit Pai jokes that he is a Verizon puppet

Dec 11, 2017 10:50 pm • Tom Roe

Dell Cameron and Rhett Jones report at Gizmodo a week before the head of the Federal Communications Commission votes to eliminate net neutrality, Ajit Pai joked about being a shill of the telecommunic...

Sunday

Dec

10

10:50 pm

Radio News: Radio New Zealand considers selling off AM assets

Dec 10, 2017 10:50 pm • Staff

A Stuff.NewZealand report indicates that Radio New Zealand may soon stop AM radio broadcasting. "RNZ considers it is now time to work with stakeholders to develop plans to, either partially or complet...

Saturday

Dec

09

11:13 am

Wave Farm Email Announcement December 2017

Dec 09, 2017 11:13 am • Staff

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Thursday

Dec

07

10:50 pm

Radio News: U.S. military working on microwave weapon

Dec 07, 2017 10:50 pm • Tom Roe

Sean Gallagher reports at Ars Technica about the U.S. Air Force's Counter-electronics High-powered Microwave Advanced Missile Project, or CHAMP, which would shoot bursts of microwave energy to disable...

Wednesday

Dec

06

10:50 pm

Radio News: Sound didn't cause Cuban attacks, but U.S. does not know what did

Dec 06, 2017 10:50 pm • Staff

Beth Mole at Ars Technica reports that authorities don't know how 24 Americans were injured in mysterious attacks in Cuba recently. In August, U.S. authorities reported that American diplomats and the...

Tuesday

Dec

05

10:50 pm

Radio News: WIN is off the air

Dec 05, 2017 10:50 pm • Staff

John Anderson at DIYmedia.net reports that the Workers Independent News radio segments are no more. The segments, often heard on the evening "All Together Now!" show on WGXC and many other stations, b...

Monday

Dec

04

10:50 pm

Radio News: Senators want delay of net neutrality vote because of fake comment investigation

Dec 04, 2017 10:50 pm • Tom Roe

Harper Neidig reports at The Hill that 28 Democrats in the U.S. Senate are calling for a delay on the Dec. 14 vote at the Federal Communications Commission to repeal its net neutrality rules. Saying t...

Monday

Dec

04

2:30 pm

Audio Feature: Dec. 4 New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman press conference

Dec 04, 2017 2:30 pm • Staff

New York Attorney General Schneiderman And FCC Commissioner Jessica Rosenworcel gave a press conference Dec. 4 about fake net neutrality comments.

Sunday

Dec

03

10:50 pm

Radio News: Net neutrality commenting system was hijacked

Dec 03, 2017 10:50 pm • Tom Roe

Todd Shields reports at Bloomberg that 7.75 million comments were submitted to the Federal Communications Commission about net neutrality from email domains attributed to FakeMailGenerator.com. Anothe...

Thursday

Nov

30

10:50 pm

Radio News: Can police get your cell phone records without a search warrant?

Nov 30, 2017 10:50 pm • Staff

Dahlia Lithwick in Slate reports that the U.S. Supreme Court heard arguments on Nov. 29 about a court case that focuses whether law enforcement can get access to the records of where anyone's cell pho...

Wednesday

Nov

29

10:43 pm

Radio News: Keillor off the air

Nov 29, 2017 10:43 pm • Staff

Garrison Keillor is the most prominent radio figure to be taken down by sexual harassment accusations, with Minnesota Public Radio cutting all ties to the host Nov. 29. Retired now from hosting “A Pr...

Monday

Nov

27

8:53 pm

Radio News: Comcast changes its net neutrality story

Nov 27, 2017 8:53 pm • Tom Roe

Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai wants the end to the law that makes Internet providers treat all websites equally. Under Pai's plan, which will pass by a 3-2 vote on party lines on...

Sunday

Nov

26

5:46 pm

Radio News: Net neutrality protests coming ahead of Dec. 14 vote

Nov 26, 2017 5:46 pm • Tom Roe

The Republicans on the Federal Communications Commission announced their plan to eliminate the net neutrality rules on the day before Thanksgiving. Even with a clearly pre-determined 3-2 vote in favor...

Friday

Nov

24

10:10 pm

Radio News: Trump ends another tradition, the weekly radio address

Nov 24, 2017 10:10 pm • Staff

Steve Herman reports for the Voice of America, that President Donald Trump has given up recording a weekly presidential radio address, the first time a U.S. leader has not done so since 1982. Trump st...